I was amazed at the articles presented by Reclusion, so I decided to also post some facts and figures in the New World.
16th - 18th Century~
The world was filled with corsets, chemise, ruffles, sleeves, lace, and among the other fabrics and accessories that certainly made the people like in that scene: The Vanity Fair.
In the Renaissance popular fashion styles ranged from wide, to barrel-shaped and square fashions.
During the evolution of women's fashion in the European Renaissance, clothing for women went from three pieces (underskirt, bodice and robe) to one piece and then back to five or more pieces (skirt, underskirt, bodice, overbodice or vest, hoop and collar). This helped maintain Renaissance social structures since the lower classes did not wear the same fashions as the rich.
Most men of the Renaissance wore some sort of head cover. Some times these hats were leather but more often, especially in lower classes, the hat was felt, wool, or cloth. The higher up the food chain a man was the more ornate, like everything, was his hat. Upper class men adorned their hats with long feathers, ribbons, and sometimes even flowers. By this time in history hats came in many styles. Some were floppy, some brimmed, and some tall. Black was not your only color choice either. Many period paintings show a multitude of red hats that were not clergy.
Women's hair coverings went from the 'pointed cone' style with no hair allowed to show, to the more popular light weight veil type trimmed with flowers or lace. Most women had very long hair and kept it braided. As time passed, a pointed hood-like covering was introduced, called a cap. In later years it became more optional to wear head or hair coverings at all. Weather and age determined if you covered your head. Older women wore caps or coverings, the younger ones didn't, unless the weather dictated otherwise.
Dinosaurs plagued the New World?
Image: In Ustiur Zona Cuatro
In a series of scientific papers, books, and popular articles in the 70s and 80s, beginning with his 1968 paper The superiority of dinosaurs, Robert Bakker argued strenuously that dinosaurs were warm-blooded and active animals; capable of sustained periods of high activity. In most of his writings Bakker framed his arguments as new evidence leading to a revival of ideas popular the late 19th century, frequently referring to an ongoing dinosaur renaissance. He used a variety of anatomical and statistical arguments to defend his case, the methodology of which was fiercely debated among scientists.
That's why Ustiur Zona was included in the map of the New World. ^^ (and how we loved T-rex)
Images: Esthesia and Estradz
PS. This period was also a time of discoveries. ^_^